Editors Block

I mean, I know it’s not really a thing. But it feels like it sometimes… basically, I hate editing.

It’s an important part of the writing cycle. In fact, it may be the most important part of the writing cycle. Anyone can write gibberish for a few thousand words, but the ability to convert that into a story… that’s kind of the whole trick.

But as I sit here, going through 60K words I’ve already written, and tease and tweak the various sentences (in this case to convert 3rd person limited to 1st person), I find myself struggling in new and painful ways. And it’s not like this is going to go away: sure, when I am a published author with an agent and all that, there will be professional editors who can do amazing things with my drafts… but those drafts will STILL need to be edited before they are sent off! Nobody submits first-drafts. Nobody.

ANYWAY, all this to say that progress on Novel 3’s conversion has been slow, but at least I’m doing it. We’ll call that a win.

Second Writers Group tomorrow! Trying out a new venue, going to throw around a few new names, see if any stick. I miss the old MacGuffins (the previous Writers Group that I joined a few years back), but it wouldn’t feel right keeping the name without any of the founding members. Hopefully we come up with something that’s almost as clever.

Hope everyone is having a great week!